Problem: (a) State the law of conservation of mass. (b) Explain what it means.A) All samples of a given compound, regardless of their source or how they were prepared, have the same proportions of their constituent elements. B) When two elements (call them A and B) form two different compounds, the masses of element B that combine with 1 g of element A can be expressed as a ratio of small whole numbers. B) In a chemical reaction, matter is neither created nor destroyed.

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The law of conservation of mass states that: matter is neither created nor destroyed.

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(a) State the law of conservation of mass. (b) Explain what it means.


A) All samples of a given compound, regardless of their source or how they were prepared, have the same proportions of their constituent elements. 

B) When two elements (call them A and B) form two different compounds, the masses of element B that combine with 1 g of element A can be expressed as a ratio of small whole numbers. 

B) In a chemical reaction, matter is neither created nor destroyed.

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